-by Srishti Suresh On March 2nd, 2020, around thousand irate restaurant owners launched the ‘Logout Campaign’ foisting their intention of getting their companies delisted from online food aggregator platforms, owing to data masking and rampant anti-competitive practices. The National Restaurant Association of India (NRAI) took cognisance of the grave issue and voiced its concern over the rampant abuse of dominant position exercised by such aggregator … Continue reading THE FOOD AGGREGATORS’ QUANDARY- DATA MASKING…A Precursor to an Anti-Competitive Regime?
-by Atisha Sisodiya & Bodhisattwa Majumdar The ongoing COVID-19 crisis and the nationwide lockdown has led to an unprecedented transition of a large proportion of the population to Work from Home (WFH). In the midst of such a crisis, accompanied by what the World Health Organization (WHO) calls an ‘infodemic’ – an over-abundance of information, some from reliable sources and some not, it is easy … Continue reading IMPLICATIONS OF WORK FROM HOME ON DATA PRIVACY AND CONFIDENTIALITY: A Legal Perspective
-by Animesh Upadhyay & Shikhar Shukla In the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak that has affected millions around the world over 200 Countries are in a battle for their very survival. In a bid to fight this battle of humanity versus COVID-19, the Governments around the globe are taking all the necessary steps to contain the virus but by each passing day, the ever-growing number … Continue reading ADVOCATING THE RIGHTS OF PRISONERS AMIDST COVID19
-by NL Rajah Nangavaram On 27th August 2014, the Prime Minister with the objective of providing greater impetus to the reforms agenda of his government set up a committee to identify obsolete laws. Earlier the P.C. Jain committee on administrative reforms established in 1998, by then Prime Minister A.B. Vajpayee identified 1382 Acts which qualified for being repealed. However, of these, only 415 had been … Continue reading THE OBSOLETE AND DORMANT LAWS
-by Gunjan Shrivastav & Jay Bhaskar Sharma Coronavirus will go, but the kind of world it will leave behind will be a very different one than what it has been. The way in which COVID-19 has brought the world to a standstill is a first of its kind and a horrendous experience for humanity. Most of the developed countries in the world are struggling with … Continue reading COMBATING COVID-19: Need for a Rights-Based Approach
-by Akshita Tiwary The Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Act, 2019[i] (hereinafter, “the Act”) came into effect on 5th December 2019 amidst mass opposition by the public. The Act is the latest attempt of the Parliament to safeguard rights of India’s transgender community, as was directed by the Supreme Court in the case of National Legal Services Authority v. Union of India and Others (hereinafter, … Continue reading THE TRANSGENDER ACT, 2019: A Safeguard?
-by Ankit Kaushik In the clamour and din of the General Election of 2019, as the media’s spotlight shone on the winning candidates proudly performing their victory laps, the NOTA stood humbly in a corner. Even as the NOTA receives the same space on the EVM as any other candidate, it has no party workers campaigning for it; it did not make a single political … Continue reading MAKING NOTA COUNT: For The ECI to Hide Behind Complexities so as to Disenfranchise Voters, is Inexcusable.
Conferring rights through the means of judicial activism is not a very onerous task. The real conundrum arises when individuals on the bench are expected to strike off a balance between two countervailing interests which hold almost equal ground in law and the constitution. This dilemma becomes very pronounced when one looks at the anatomy of Article 21 of the Indian constitution and the shape … Continue reading CONSTITUTIONAL PARADOXES AMIDST THE PANDEMIC
by Anchal Batheja Conferring rights through the means of judicial activism is not a very onerous task. The real conundrum arises when individuals on the bench are expected to strike off a balance between two countervailing interests which hold almost equal ground in law and the constitution. This dilemma becomes very pronounced when one looks at the anatomy of Article 21 of the Indian constitution … Continue reading CONSTITUTIONAL PARADOXES AMIDST THE PANDEMIC – [EDITORIAL]